Mumtaz Ali Khan recalled through music, discussionCultural Correspondent
Folk exponent ustad Mumtaz Ali Khan was remembered through discussion and music on Saturday at the Shawkat Osman auditorium of Central Public Library in the capital.
Lokangan Sangskritik Sanghatan organised the programme marking Mumtaz Ali Khan’s 22nd death anniversary.
International Theatre Institute’s worldwide president Ramendu Majumdar was present at the programme as the chief guest while director general of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy Liaquat Ali Lucky and Mumtaz Ali Khan’s daughter Rupu Khan were other discussants.
The discussion session was presided over by the Sanghatan’s president Narayan Chandra Shil.
Discussants at the programme discussed on life and works of the great folk composer and lyricist. They also emphasised on preservation of Mumtaz Ali Khan’s songs.
The discussion programme was followed by presentation of songs written and composed by Ustad Mumtaz Ali Khan.
Lokangan Sangskritik Sanghatan artistes in chorus presented Ei je duniya kishero lagiya.
Khan’s popular songs such as Ghorer chabi porer haatey, Praner bandhuarey, Gun gunagun gaan gahiya, Bandhu re tumi boideshi nagor, Amay khun koirachhe, Tumi nishithe jaiyo phulo boney, Prem-e mora joley dube na and Tumi ni amar bandhu re were presented in solos.
Ustad Mumtaz Ali Khan(1905-1990) is a popular name in Bangla music. From the beginning of his career, he worked with folk music. His works with great singer Abdul Alim and others created a new dimension of Bangla folk music. Mumtaz Ali Khan also composed music for many great songwriters like Jasimuddin, Panju Shah, Pagla Kanai, Shanal Shah Fakir, Abdul Latif, Babu Harshanath Ganguly, and others. He performed music in England, Burma (Myanmar), Malayasia, China, former Soviet Union, India and other countries.
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